The actress has been practicing for her character, Gabrielle Solis`, sexy scenes in the forthcoming eighth series of the show at the S Factor gym in Los Angeles.
A friend told HollywoodLife.com: "Eva has been taking one-on-one sessions at S Factor. "She`s getting busy because her character has some pole dancing, striptease scenes on `Desperate Housewives` this season."
The gym, run by Sheila Kelly, specialises in pole dancing workout classes and has long been a favourite of Eva`s co-star Teri Hatcher.
Eva, 36, is no stranger to stripper poles however, and said in 2009 she had been gifted one by her former `Baywatch` star friend Carmen Electra, although she admitted she was out of practice. She explained: "Carmen Electra has these stripper poles that she sells.
"She sent me one for Valentine`s Day and told me to have fun.
"So I set it up myself and it is supposed to fit any ceiling. "I got on it to swing and, `Whack!` I fell on the floor so I never really got good at it." -Desperate Housewives- returns to screens on September 25 in the US.